Do you have two copies of the same game, old games or consoles that sleep in a closet? Why not donate it to the Laboratory and contribute to Science? We will take good care of it and you will help to preserve our gaming heritage. Do as our many donors and get in touch here.
LUDOV is commited to take the best
possible care of donated materials
>Perennial accessibility: videogames given to LUDOV are integrated
within the permanent collection and made accessible to students registered in
one of our game studies program. The lab’s stations provide an ideal context to
play on all consoles and the most common operating systems. These platforms are
maintained so as to guarantee long term accessibility. Lab managers might also
consider emulation when material fragility complicates firsthand accessibility.
>Paratextual documents preservation: the lab provides storage for various types of print
or digital documents pertaining to the game development process (preliminary
sketches, design documents, etc.) Company / project archives are preserved in a
secure environment and will only be consulted by registered students who make a
>Gameplay preservation: LUDOV is committed to
provide second hand accessibility to future historians thanks to gameplay
archives. The lab is currently developing audiovisual archiving protocols
(video capture of the screen and of players) in order to highlight a diversity
of relevant players and play styles for selected games.
We would like to thank for their great generosity:
Association des étudiants en science politique (UdeM)